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and a regular HD is different from a NAS one, how exactly?

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fatwallet7363 said:   ...

and a regular HD is different from a NAS one, how exactly?

It doesn't auto park the heads every minute. The drive is warranted for only so many park cycles.
It also doesn't spaz out when it hits a bad sector. The drives that do that will ruin a RAID array.

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fatwallet7363 said:   ...

and a regular HD is different from a NAS one, how exactly?

It doesn't auto park the heads every minute. The drive is warranted for only so many park cycles.
It also doesn't spaz out when it hits a bad sector. The drives that do that will ruin a RAID array.

 I can't speak to the bad sector issue, but, as far as auto park, IIRC, there is a way (at least on WD drives, proly on others too) to set a park time higher (hdparam maybe?)

Here's some interesting quotes I saved Re: the WD Green drives and this particular issue:

"Because these are "green" drives, they are designed to idle park the read head after a shortperiod of time (currently after 8 seconds of inactivity). This can result in tens ofthousands or hundreds of thousands of Load Cycle Counts in Netgear's ReadyNAS units"

"(WDIDLE3) that can be used (against Warranty, I think) to set the idle timer to a longerperiod."
"I just purchased one of these drives for use with my Debian Linux (Wheezy) workstation. I
had never even heard of the IDLE3 problem until I saw your review! When I ran smartctl on the
drive, the Load_Cycle_Count was somewhere around 10,000, which is very high given I've only
had the thing for about a week. So then I downloaded the idle3ctl utility, which is on
sourceforge, and used it to disable the idle3 timer on the drive. You need to do a power
cycle for the disabling to take effect; just rebooting won't do it, apparently, you need to
power off and on again. After doing this, idle3ctl tells me the timer is disabled, and I can
also see from smartctl that the Load_Cycle_Count is no longer increasing. So, hopefully that
is fixed now! A pretty easy fix... but you have to know about it in the first place, so
thanks again. " 


I would imagine there's a way to do it on all manufacturer's drives.

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Anyone knows how this drive is different from the WD Red drive?
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(other than this one is 4GB and the Red drive listed is 3TB)

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